I would love Byrd back. He did some great things for us. He is better than Izzy and I think still a bit better than Johnson.
Corey Peters is almost a must IMO. He would look great clogging the running lanes between JJ, CJ and Golden
Usage rate and catchable passes have a lot to do with that though as well.
College 229 of 378 (58% catch rate)
2019...21 of 35
2020...30 of 49 (60% catch rate)
2018...114 of 160 (77% catch rate)
2019...29 of 43 (67.4% catch rate)
2020...35 of 44 (79.5%)
Just because there wasn't a trade doesn't mean there weren't available trades.
Video proof that when the Cards picked at 16 and 49, that Keim didn't even care about any trades as he called Zaven and Rondale as soon as NE called in Mac at 15 and SF called in Banks at 48. Both picks were...
The Steelers got my desired players with their first 2 picks in Najee and Pat.
I like what Zaven and Rondale will do for us, but think a trade down from 16 to get extra picks and drafting Najee and Pat would've been better overall
Differences between Izzy and Moore...
1. Rondale is Moore elusive in his attacks
2. Rondale is Moore powerful
3. Rondale catches Moore passes
Izzy MAY have a slight edge in speed but not much. Issues with Izzy and Christian is their drop rates.
If Rondale can stay healthy, we have our Steve...
You pretty much nailed it.
Took Collins 16 when I feel we could've traded down, as long as un front of Steelers (took both players I wanted in Najee and Pat) along with Rondale at 49, which, although I like Rondale, I would've gone Marshall.
I see Najee as the same type of game changer as Zeke as far as powerful all purpose back.
I think Etienne closer to McCaffrey type but not as big a game changer.
I think if we can trade back and grab Najee I'd be happy. If we don't get Najee in 1st and dont get a RB in 1st/2nd, then Sermon...
Like I said, we can't afford Atkins, especially with the holes we still have to fill. Just to fill those holes, Keim needs to do some estructuring, waiving a few guys and possibly trade a player or two.
Also have to look at deals that are low cap hits this year pushing them to year 2 or...
Although plugging Atkins in on our IDL would give the Cards a DL similar to the Rams, we have too many other holes we need to fill first, i.e. CB, TE, RB....unless we start waiving/restructuring/trading players, i.e. Kennard, Pugh, Isabella, Cole